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Guide to setting up alternative investment funds

Guide to setting up alternative investment funds

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Guide to Setting up Alternative Investment Funds 2013
Setting up Alternative Investment Funds 2013

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 10:00

The 'Setting up Alternative Investment Funds 2013' special report comprises 6 seperate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Hiring the COO can be the hardest decision

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 10:00

By Mush Ali, One Ten Associates – COOs are playing an increasingly important role within start-ups, as investors want to have in place an individual with the background to handle the complexity of regulation and governance. Mush Ali of One Ten Associates explains the main factors that should be considered when hiring a COO. »

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The Bahamas

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 10:00

By Aliya Allen, CEO & Executive Director, BFSB – The Bahamas, in keeping with its long history of providing investment fund services, has taken measured steps over the past ten years to differentiate it from other jurisdictions. A key point of differentiation is the regulatory environment for investment funds which is robust though flexible. The Bahamas can accommodate any strategy and any investor, whether individual or institutional, and the creation of the SMART Fund is an example of the truly risked based framework for regulation that the Investment Funds Act, 2003 embraces. »

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Guernsey

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 10:00

By Caroline Chan, Ogier – With 40 years’ experience, Guernsey has developed into a leading jurisdiction for the establishment of investment funds. For example, Guernsey remains the leader in non-UK listings on the London Stock Exchange, in terms of the number of its companies listed/traded on the LSE markets. At the end of last year Guernsey had 122 vehicles listed on the combined markets of the LSE. »

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Ireland

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 10:00

By Dillon Eustace – 1. What, if any, are the investor restrictions »

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Jersey

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 10:00

By Volaw Trust & Corporate Services Limited – The island of Jersey has been a key player in the international investment funds market for over forty years and has continually adapted its regulatory regime to facilitate the establishment and administration of alternative investment funds. Expert Funds were introduced in 2004, which provided a streamlined regulated product for funds targeting expert investors. »

Malta

Malta

Fri, 21/06/2013 - 10:00

By the Malta Financial Services Authority – Investment services regulation »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

Article
Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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